Student Ambassadors innovate and educate to combat COVID-19

Students are becoming ambassadors of healthy messaging by sharing videos with tips to keep themselves and their peers safe from COVID-19.

Feeling inspired to keep themselves and their friends safe, Elon students have joined together to become Student Ambassadors of the Healthy Elon Commitment as part of Elon’s Ready & Resilient initiative. These ambassadors have created and shared innovative videos across social media showcasing their own student-focused tips and tricks on staying healthy and safe, as an innovative way to promote peer-to-peer healthy messaging.

Students entered into action in their own creative ways through iPhone videos and TikTok clips. Each week, videos from these students will be featured within individual articles on Today at Elon, and the full array of video clips will be shared on the Ready & Resilient website. A visual campaign will also be created for TV screens across campus using digital posters which feature the student ambassadors with quotes from their healthy messaging videos.

Physical, mental, and social wellbeing were strongly emphasized across these student videos. Students share a wide array of tips, from avoiding travel to Durham and Greensboro, to proper mask-wearing and handwashing techniques, to allowing yourself grace and self-care, to checking in on the mental health of yourself and friends.

The first wave of student ambassador videos stretches across undergraduate and graduate students, including Griffin Barriss ’21, JD Grant ’23, Christopher Horack G’21, Courtney Kollar ’21, Eukela Little ’22, Rob Meehan ’22, Alyssa Meritt ’22, Tori Seymore ’23, Pearl Sullivan ’21, and Shawn Thompson G’21.

These students are connected to a wide network of campus organizations, including the Public Health Society, Business Fellows, Club Sports, Honors Program, the African Diaspora LLC, Biology Program, Odyssey Scholars, Teaching Fellows, Catholic Campus Ministry, Model U.N., Ultimate Frisbee, Baseball, Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Residence Life, the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education, and the Kernodle Center for Civic Life.

Want to do your part to help with our second wave by creating a quick 1-to-2-minute video on what is keeping you safe? Email Matthew Antonio Bosch at to sign up & become a student ambassador, or you can reach out to any of these additional staff members from the Division of Student Life:

  • Barb Carlton – Moseley Center
  • Kiah Glenn – Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education
  • Aliana Harrison – Residence Life
  • Jordan King – Student Involvement
  • Brett Simon – Campus Recreation and Wellness
  • Charlotte Williams – Campus Recreation and Wellness